Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort.

Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s. In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians.

Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era.

And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience.

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Sabor Mexicano Farm
16790 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Enjoy a serene experience or have an exciting adventure at this 130-acre Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm in Sonoma County, nestled in a fertile valley near the Russian River. The…

Sonoma Nesting Company
16151 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Sonoma Nesting Company is a unique emporium featuring antiques, art, curiosities & collectables for your home and Garden. Our ever changing collection ranges from ancient artifacts to mid century…

Good Times
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Cheery Updated Cottage, Redwood Views, Quiet Neighborhood, Fully-Fenced, Landscaped Garden, Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Your…

El Barrio
16230 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

El Barrio was created by visionary + owner, Crista Luedtke, of boon brands. Showcasing artisanal handcrafted spirits with a focus on mezcal, tequila, and bourbon, in a fun + upscale, authentic…

Bullfrog Pond Campground
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Twenty-four family campsites are located near Bullfrog Pond. Campsites are available throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables, fire rings, flush toilets and potable water are…

Riverlands
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Beautifully Remodeled Riverfront Home, Woodstove, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats, Hot Tub, Lawn, Sunny Deck, Outdoor Dining, Foosball. Easy Walk Downtown, Playground, Tennis; Drive to Wine Tasting,…

Paradise
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Quintessential Spacious, Contemporary Riverfront Home, Truly Incredible River View, Fireplace, Central Heat & AC, Hot Tub, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to Town, Beach; Short Drive to Wine…

Stay Awhile
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Updated Classic Vacation Home, Seasonal Swimming Pool (May-Sept only, unheated) with Cabana, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Loungers, Fenced Yard, Gas Grill, Outdoor Dining. Pellet Stove, Air Conditioner, 3 TV's.…